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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen 10 hours ago

My name is Hans Polak, I'm the owner, cook, dishwasher, maintenance guy and web designer at 'La Casa del Holandés' in Spain. My wife is the general manager, maître d', kitchen hand, cleaning woman and community manager.

I have a master degree in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and specialized in Human Computer Interaction. That's the reason I choose GUI Junkie as my on-line personality (GUI stands for Graphical User Interface).

My wife is a psychologist.

Thanks to cooking.stackexchange I'm becoming a better cook, and, to give something back, I've posted a number of improvement suggestions at MSO, resulting in four (!) question bans in one year (these have all been lifted).


Jun
25
revised What is a “Bubble Gum” flavor
Warning that wintergreen is poisonous
Jun
21
revised Keeping bananas fresh for longer
Grammar edited
May
5
revised Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?
Gave an example of the algebra to convert cooking times
Apr
16
revised Keeping noodles from absorbing all the soup
Eat/suck -> absorb
Apr
10
revised What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
fixed spelling, added a link to the website the author provided as well as separated thoughts by adding a line break.
Mar
17
revised Pulled pork cooking time
title didn't expressed what the question was about
Dec
2
revised How to stuff and/or spice the chicken BELOW the skin?
Improved explanation
Sep
13
revised Food Safety Question - Refrigerator Temperature
Added Celsius
Aug
5
revised Does cooking with solar cookers preserve the nutrients in food?
Changed title and body for clarity
Jul
29
revised How do I cook brain to achieve a firmer texture?
Deleted 'cookie' tag
Jul
29
revised How can I store wonton wrappers in the freezer?
Improved title
Jul
23
revised Bell Pepper Mousse - won't charge or discharge
fixed grammer and spelling
May
28
revised How do I flavor popcorn with a minimal amount of fat?
accepted answer did not answer the question, which says "no fat". Added minimal amount of fat, which fits the accepted answer and body of the question
May
20
revised Frying - Oil foams
Added link
May
6
revised How do I get caramels to turn out grainy?
clarifying the last point
Dec
15
revised What is the difference between normal oils and cooking oils?
Corrected spelling
Dec
10
revised How can I determine canning processing times?
added tags
Dec
10
revised Non-dairy ice cream
Grammar + Thank you's are not needed
Oct
23
revised Do shrimp really have sex with their siblings before being served raw in sushi?
corrected spelling
Oct
11
revised Which part of the coffee brew is best?
Improved title (hopefully)